By Rayne Trangsrud

It is that time of year again- Hallo-weekend! Leading up to Halloween, my friends and I decorate our apartment, watch scary movies, and search for the perfect costume. It is by-far our favorite holiday! Halloween gives you the chance to be creative and express yourself and be anyone (or thing) you want to be.

No matter what I wear, I can assure you- I am NOT asking for it. Whether I am a cheerleader, a sexy cop, or Kim Kardashian; I am still not asking for it. My costume is my way of expressing myself- no matter how short, low cut, or tight it is. If I am at a Halloween party and I had a few too many drinks of the ‘Witch’s Brew’ I am still not asking for it. If I want to dance with you to “The Monster Mash” I am still not asking for it. If I add you as a friend on Snapchat, I am STILL NOT ASKING FOR IT.

In conclusion, I will never be asking for it. Halloween is my time to overeat Reece’s Pumpkins, drink warm apple cider, and go to haunted corn mazes-not to be harassed because of my outfit. My note to all of you: have an awesome Halloween, dance your butts off, and be safe.

How to keep yourself and friends safe this Halloween:

Remember what you learned in Red Watch Band

  • Drink water in between drinks to pace yourself
  • Be a Good Samaritan

Be an Active Bystander

  • Stay with friends
  • Do not hesitate to ask for help

If you need help and/or resources:

MUPD non-emergency: (414) 288–6800

MUPD emergency: (414) 288–1911

Counseling Center: (414) 288–7172

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